14 November 2022
AirAsia celebrated its post-pandemic inaugural flight to Kaohshiung from Kuala Lumpur on 12 November 2022 after two long years of no air connectivity between the cities.
A grand send-off event was held at klia2 for the guests onboard the flight who received goodie bags filled with various airasia merchandise items and an iPass each worth NTD50.
Guests were also treated to a special performance by AirAsia’s talented cabin crew.
AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said this inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kaohsiung is a long-awaited occasion for the airline.
“Our Kaohshiung and Taipei routes were amongst our most popular and frequented by many since we commenced operations in the region in 2005.
“It was a difficult decision to to halt our flights for over two years during the pandemic but it’s incredibly heartening to see our first flight take off and with so many excited guests onboard, ready to explore the wonders of the city.
“Now that travel restrictions have eased worldwide, we look forward to connecting more travellers to Kaohshiung and soon to Taipei when the flights resume in December 2022! Last week we celebrated having flown 700 million guests in our 21 years of flying and in conjunction with that, we’re treating our loyal guests to a number of amazing promos with some unbeatable deals to these cities,” he said in a statement.
Kaohsiung, famed for its picturesque harbour and sprawling landscape, is one of AirAsia’s most popular destinations in the North Asia region.
Travellers to both destinations are spoiled for choice when it comes to tourism attractions.
Furthermore both Kaohsiung and Taipei are often a preferred choice for travellers who are looking for affordable muslim-friendly food options.
These two bustling cities are also home to a unique attraction ‒ free internet access is available throughout the cities with thousands of WiFi access points placed at various locations.
To celebrate the resumption of flights to Kaohsiung and Taipei, wanderlust travellers can purchase value-for-money seats to these destinations from just RM349 for an all-in-fare for travel between 1 January 2023 and 30 March 2024.
Malaysians can visit these cities without any visa, vaccinations, Covid-19 tests or quarantine requirements.
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